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RERFX American Funds Europacific Growth R5

  • Fund
  • RERFX
  • Price as of: Aug 08, 2016
  • $46.39
  • + $0.09
  • + 0.19%
  • Category
  • Foreign Large Cap Blend Equities

RERFX - Profile

Vitals

  • YTD Return 2.5%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Return 4.2%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Return 4.0%
  • Net Assets $125 B
  • Holdings in Top 10 21.4%

52 WEEK LOW AND HIGH

$46.39
$39.24
$48.74

Expenses

OPERATING RELATED FEES

  • Expense Ratio 0.54%

SALES FEES

  • Front Load N/A
  • Deferred Load N/A

BROKERAGE FEES

  • Turnover 30.00%

TRADING FEES

  • Max Redemption Fee N/A

Min Investment

STANDARD (TAXABLE)

$250

IRA

$250

Investment Themes

CATEGORY

Foreign Large Cap Blend Equities
  • Fund Type Open End Mutual Fund
  • Investment Style Foreign Large Growth

Distributions

  • YTD Total Return 2.5%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Total Return 4.2%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Total Return 4.0%
  • Capital Gain Distribution Frequency Annually
  • Net Income Ratio 1.21%
DIVIDENDS
  • Dividend Yield 0.6%
  • Dividend Distribution Frequency Annually

Fund Details

  • Legal Name American Funds EuroPacific Growth Fund®
  • Fund Family Name American Funds
  • Inception Date May 15, 2002
  • Shares Outstanding N/A
  • Share Class Retirement
  • Currency USD
  • Domiciled Country United States
  • Manager Jonathan Knowles

Fund Description

The American Funds EuroPacific Growth Fund Class R-5 (RERFX) is an actively managed fund that focuses its attention on international stocks. RERFX has a wide mandate, allowing it to bet on any market capitalization, from small- to large-caps as well as developed and emerging markets. The fund only owns stocks domiciled in Asia or Europe. At least 80% of RERFX is invested in shares of local currency stocks, while 20% can be invested in ADRs based in U.S. dollars.

RERFX is a low-cost fund that makes an ideal subcore holding due to its active management and wide shifting style. The fund is managed by Capital Research and Management Company.

RERFX - Performance

Return Ranking - Trailing

Period RERFX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
YTD 2.5% -30.0% 36.5% 18.36% 1
1 Yr -4.7% -17.0% 16.3% 24.68% 2
3 Yr 4.2% * -6.8% 7.7% 5.16% 1
5 Yr 4.0% * -10.0% 10.9% 11.53% 1
10 Yr 4.4% * -5.5% 6.9% 4.90% 1

* Annualized


Return Ranking - Calendar

Period RERFX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
2015 -3.8% -27.8% 9.1% 62.52% 4
2014 N/A -11.3% -4.0% N/A N/A
2013 N/A 11.8% 25.8% N/A N/A
2012 N/A 14.7% 26.5% N/A N/A
2011 N/A -17.1% -14.7% N/A N/A

Total Return Ranking - Trailing

Period RERFX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
YTD 2.5% -30.0% 36.5% 18.35% 1
1 Yr -4.7% -21.5% 16.3% 18.87% 1
3 Yr 4.2% * -7.9% 7.7% 4.38% 1
5 Yr 4.0% * -10.0% 10.9% 10.17% 1
10 Yr 4.4% * -5.5% 6.9% 4.68% 1

* Annualized


Total Return Ranking - Calendar

Period RERFX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
2015 -3.8% -27.8% 9.1% 62.52% 4
2014 N/A -11.3% -4.0% N/A N/A
2013 N/A 15.6% 30.4% N/A N/A
2012 N/A 19.8% 31.5% N/A N/A
2011 N/A -16.3% -14.2% N/A N/A

NAV & Total Return History

RERFX - Holdings

Filings data as of: Jun 30, 2016

Concentration Analysis

RERFX Category Low Category High RERFX % Rank Quintile
Net Assets 125 B 988 K 218 B 0.43% 1
Number of Holdings 405 1 7563 7.38% 2
Net Assets in Top 10 23.8 B -134 K 23.8 B 0.14% 1
Weighting of Top 10 21.4% 3.6% 359.5% 14.89% 3

Top 10 Holdings

  1. Novo Nordisk A/S B 4.64%
  2. Novartis AG 2.41%
  3. Prudential PLC 1.66%
  4. HDFC Bank Ltd 1.80%
  5. AIA Group Ltd 1.88%
  6. Alibaba Group Holding Ltd ADR 1.84%
  7. Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co Ltd 1.61%
  8. British American Tobacco PLC 1.87%
  9. Tencent Holdings Ltd 1.98%
  10. SoftBank Group Corp 1.67%

Asset Allocation

Weighting Category Low Category High RERFX % Rank Quintile
Stocks
90.36% 0.47% 102.87% 24.82% 5
Cash
4.78% -161.71% 34.55% 6.81% 2
Other
4.18% -0.61% 105.35% 2.13% 1
Bonds
0.38% 0.00% 155.88% 1.84% 1
Preferred Stocks
0.30% 0.00% 2.27% 2.13% 1
Convertible Bonds
0.00% 0.00% 4.74% 1.13% 2

Stock Sector Breakdown

Weighting Category Low Category High RERFX % Rank Quintile
Technology
15.59% 0.01% 25.18% 2.27% 1
Financial Services
15.43% 0.00% 32.25% 18.16% 4
Healthcare
11.87% 0.00% 23.05% 9.50% 2
Consumer Cyclical
10.52% 0.00% 34.68% 19.86% 4
Consumer Defense
8.95% 0.02% 33.18% 21.13% 4
Industrials
8.69% 0.02% 30.42% 21.42% 4
Communication Services
5.23% 0.00% 19.24% 13.05% 3
Basic Materials
5.11% 0.00% 25.84% 18.87% 4
Energy
4.73% 0.00% 17.98% 13.62% 3
Utilities
2.31% 0.00% 21.13% 13.48% 3
Real Estate
1.92% 0.00% 14.89% 15.60% 4

Stock Geographic Breakdown

Weighting Category Low Category High RERFX % Rank Quintile
Non US
88.06% 0.00% 101.18% 21.56% 4
US
2.30% -9.48% 101.05% 14.18% 3

Bond Sector Breakdown

Weighting Category Low Category High RERFX % Rank Quintile
Cash & Equivalents
4.78% -47.34% 49.05% 7.23% 2
Corporate
0.54% 0.00% 24.92% 2.84% 1
Government
0.14% 0.00% 106.20% 1.56% 1
Securitized
0.00% -18.55% 27.15% 0.99% 2
Municipal
0.00% 0.00% 1.75% 0.99% 2
Derivative
0.00% -92.06% 1.67% 2.70% 2

Bond Geographic Breakdown

Weighting Category Low Category High RERFX % Rank Quintile
Non US
0.28% 0.00% 48.18% 1.56% 1
US
0.10% 0.00% 107.70% 1.99% 1

RERFX - Expenses

Operational Fees

RERFX Fees (% of AUM) Category Low Category High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
Expense Ratio 0.54% 0.00% 9.75% 32.91% 1
Management Fee 0.42% 0.00% 1.54% 7.66% 1
12b-1 Fee N/A 0.00% 1.00% N/A N/A
Administrative Fee 0.05% 0.01% 0.50% 6.29% 2

Sales Fees

RERFX Fees (% of AUM) Category Low Category High RERFX Rank Quintile
Front Load N/A 0.10% 5.75% N/A N/A
Deferred Load N/A 1.00% 5.50% N/A N/A

Trading Fees

RERFX Fees (% of AUM) Category Low Category High RERFX Rank Quintile
Max Redemption Fee N/A 0.10% 2.00% N/A N/A

Turnover Related Fees

Turnover provides investors a proxy for the trading fees incurred by mutual fund managers who frequently adjust position allocations. Higher turnover means higher trading fees.

RERFX Fees (% of AUM) Category Low Category High RERFX Rank Quintile
Turnover 30.00% 0.00% 733.00% 11.35% 2

RERFX - Distributions

Dividend Yield Analysis

RERFX Category Low Category High RERFX % Rank Quintile
Dividend Yield 0.6% 0.00% 5.24% 10.21% 1

Dividend Distribution Analysis

RERFX Category Low Category High Category Mode
Dividend Distribution Frequency Annually Annually Monthly Annually

Dividend Payout History


Net Income Ratio Analysis

RERFX Category Low Category High RERFX % Rank Quintile
Net Income Ratio 1.21% -1.15% 5.71% 23.40% 3

Capital Gain Distribution Analysis

RERFX Category Low Category High Capital Mode
Capital Gain Distribution Frequency Annually Annually Daily Annually

RERFX - Managers

Jonathan Knowles

Manager

Start Date

Jun 01, 2006

Tenure

10.17

Tenure Rank

3.4%

Knowles is vice president and porfolio manager of Capital Research and Management Company.


Sung Lee

Manager

Start Date

Jun 01, 2002

Tenure

14.18

Tenure Rank

1.5%

Lee is a senior vice president of Capital Research Company Investment. He has 15 years investment professional experience, all with this firm. Before being a portfolio counselor, Lee worked as an investment analyst for the fund for 11 years.


Nicholas J. Grace

Manager

Start Date

Jun 01, 2002

Tenure

14.18

Tenure Rank

1.5%

Grace is a senior vice president with Capital Research Management Company.


Jesper Lyckeus

Manager

Start Date

Jun 01, 2004

Tenure

12.17

Tenure Rank

2.2%

Lyckeus is a senior vice president of Capital Research Global Investors. He has worked for 13 years with Capital Research and Management Company or an affiliate


Christopher M. Thomsen

Manager

Start Date

Jun 01, 2007

Tenure

9.17

Tenure Rank

4.0%

Thomsen is a senior portfolio manager with Capital Research and Management Company.


Lawrence Kymisis

Manager

Start Date

Jun 01, 2014

Tenure

2.17

Tenure Rank

10.2%

Mr Kymisis Serves primarily as a global equity securities portfolio counselor.


Mark E. Denning

Manager

Start Date

Dec 31, 1991

Tenure

24.6

Tenure Rank

0.1%

Denning is a senior vice president for Capital Research Company with portfolio manager responsibilities. Mark is a director of The Capital Group Companies, Capital International Limited and Capital Research and Management Company. Prior to 1982, Denning worked in the operations department of J & F Martell and Co. in France.


Andrew B. Suzman

Manager

Start Date

Jun 01, 2007

Tenure

9.17

Tenure Rank

4.0%

Suzman is a co-research director and an equity investment analyst with portfolio manager responsibilities for Capital World Investors, covering real estate companies in the U.S. and industrial companies in Australia. Furthermore, Suzman is a director and executive vice president of Capital Research Company, a director of Capital International Research, Inc., a vice president of Capital World Growth and Income Fund. He is also a senior vice president of and a portfolio manager for The Income Fund of America.


Carl M. Kawaja

Manager

Start Date

Jun 01, 2001

Tenure

15.18

Tenure Rank

1.2%

Carl Kawaja is a portfolio manager, a director of Capital International Asset Management and a senior vice president of Capital Research Company. Prior to joining the Capital Group organization in 1991, Carl was a security analyst for Gabelli and Co. in New York, as well as an equity analyst for Levesque Beaubien Inc. in Montreal. Carl received a bachelor's degree in history from Brown University and an MBA from Columbia University Graduate School of Business. He is based in San Francisco.


Tenure Analysis

Category Low

0.0

Category High

24.9

Category Average

5.95

Category Mode

1.6